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Game Tracker 5.0 (2012)

Game Tracker 5.0 (2012)

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Game Tracker Portfolio

And then there was 5.0. Game Tracker, at this point, had been around for 5 years and had many tens of thousands of users. As always I had included a “feedback” mechanism in the app all along and almost all of the messages I received…

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Timing things in Javascript: A stopwatch

Timing things in Javascript: A stopwatch

I’ve recently been deep into an HTML project with some tricky Javascript involved. At one point it turned out I had a real need to be able to discretely time parts of the system. You know, I found myself in that “what is eating all…

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FedEx iPad (2011)

FedEx iPad (2011)

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series FedEx iOS

In the latter part of 2011 we finally released the iPad version of our FedEx tracking application. I designed it in conjunction with the Android design effort, so there were several elements that were shared between the applications. With out tracking application being mainly a…

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FedEx Android (2011)

FedEx Android (2011)

In early 2010 while working on the Blackberry application I put together a base Android proof of concept that included many of the connections and designs that our applications at the time used. Early the next year we began development using that POC as the…

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Joe Monkey Escapes (2011)

Joe Monkey Escapes (2011)

In the middle of 2010 I made the decision that I would finally write a video game. It was time. I have had many games in my past, but nothing that was from scratch nor highly graphical — something I love. So it was time….

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Game Tracker 4.0 (2011)

Game Tracker 4.0 (2011)

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Game Tracker Portfolio

The 4.0 version of Game Tracker was a function change. The provider we were using for data (GamePro.com) shuttered and forced a vast architectural shift in the app. This affected a few features as well as the data itself. The UI underwent some retina work….

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FedEx Blackberry (2010)

FedEx Blackberry (2010)

A bit later in the Blackberry adoption curve, we decided to release a version of our very successful iPhone tracking application on Blackberry. It will come as no surprise to any developers for older Blackberry OSs, but the options were very limited. In fact it…

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Gamer Book (2010)

Gamer Book (2010)

I always wanted to try the Game Tracker family out on the iPad. It deserved a larger layout, though. In the end I landed on creating a new app called Gamer Book. It had the same discovery features of the Game Tracker apps, but with…

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Game Tracker 3.0 (2010)

Game Tracker 3.0 (2010)

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Game Tracker Portfolio

Another year, another update to the Game Tracker family. It needed it. And 3.0 was a real step-up. I decided to adopt a lighter feel and look and present things in a more standard list setting. The look paid off. This is where many users…

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Installing Perl Modules on OSX

Installing Perl Modules on OSX

  Things have gotten much easier these days with Perl and OSX. I’m on Mountain Lion at this point.   First Install and configure CPAN. Of course, this is all Terminal stuff:

After you answer a few minutes and CPAN installs itself you will…

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